Ai Weiwei http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19860/all en Rare photo of Ai Weiwei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/ai-weiwei-released-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some good news in the saga of Ai Weiwei and a rarely seen photo of the man himself. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."</p> <p>The ages-old maxim referring to those who feign ignorance or choose to look the other way is far from Ai Weiwei's motto.</p> <p>Pictured here acting out the three poses, the dissident Chinese artist overturns the adage and showcases his playful streak.</p> <p>This rarely seen photo was taken in Ai's Beijing studio by photographer Sharron Lovell on June 30, 2009,</p> <p>The buzz surrounding Ai's April 3 arrest at the Beijing airport had died down in recent weeks. But <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110622/china-ai-weiwei-released-artist-human-rights">today, the controversial Chinese artist was released "on bail,"</a> reportedly for "his good attitude in confessing his crimes," according to Reuters.</p> <p><img alt="" class="imagecache-use-with-caution_original" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/use-with-caution_original/<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">china</a>-ai-weiwei-sharron-lovell-3.jpg" style="height: 1335px; width: 650px;" title=""></p> <style type="text/css"> body.page-dispatches-globalpost-blogs-the-rice-bowl-ai-weiwei-released-china div.lead-media-photo { display:none; }</style><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/ai-weiwei-released-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei China Culture & Lifestyle The Rice Bowl Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:37:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5652916 at http://www.globalpost.com How China silences its fiercest critics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110627/china-free-speech-ai-weiwei-hu-jia <p> BEIJING &mdash; China has released two of its best-known critics in the past week, but managed to silence both of them. And they&rsquo;re not alone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110627/china-free-speech-ai-weiwei-hu-jia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei China Asia-Pacific China Culture & Lifestyle Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:52:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5660743 at http://www.globalpost.com China hits Ai Weiwei with $2 million tax bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110628/ai-weiwei-tax-fines-2-million-dollars-china-government <p> Ai, who has shown his work in London, New York and Berlin, has earned large amounts of money selling pieces at auctions and through galleries</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110628/ai-weiwei-tax-fines-2-million-dollars-china-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Arts China Asia-Pacific Politics China Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:47:00 +0000 News Desk 5661373 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Ai Weiwei back? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/ai-weiwei-china-twitter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Chinese dissident takes to Twitter ... just like back in the good old days. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In the immediate aftermath of Ai Weiwei&#39;s release, there was talk that the Chinese authorities had won.</p> <p> By releasing him, they had placated the dissident&#39;s supporters; by restricting his speech, they had silenced him.</p> <p> China had taken the wind out of Ai&#39;s sails, so to speak, and by extension the opposition.</p> <p> <strong>GlobalPost in Beijing: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110627/china-free-speech-ai-weiwei-hu-jia">How China silences its fiercest critics</a></strong></p> <p> Or have they?</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug/09/ai-weiwei-hits-out-china">Guardian</a> reported this morning that Ai Weiwei is back to his old ways, tweeting out against the regime and in support of his friends who have been mistreated.</p> <p> In his first overtly political remarks since his release in June, after more than two months in detention, Ai tweeted:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> If you don&#39;t speak for Wang Lihong, and don&#39;t speak for Ran Yunfei, you are not just a person who will not stand out for fairness and justice; you do not have self-respect.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/photo-galleries/5652937/the-ongoing-saga-ai-weiwei-photos"> Ai Weiwei&#39;s ongoing saga in photos</a></strong></p> <p> Wang is expected to face trial within weeks for &quot;creating a disturbance&quot; after demonstrating in support of bloggers accused of slander, and Ran, is a high profile blogger detained in March and charged with &quot;inciting subversion of state power.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/ai-weiwei-china-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei China China Culture & Lifestyle The Rice Bowl Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:56:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5672792 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Dead' Ai Weiwei alarms German village http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/dead-ai-weiwei-alarms-german-village <p> The life-size sculpture of a &quot;dead&quot; <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Weiwei">Ai Weiwei</a>, by fellow Chinese artist He Xiangyu, is currently on display in Bad Ems, west Germany.</p> <p> It can be seen lying face-down on the floor of the <a href="http://www.balmoral.de/">K&uuml;nstlerhauses Schloss Balmoral</a> gallery - prompting a number of passersby to call the police.</p> <p> One resident reported that the gallery was keeping the groomed remains of a dead man on display, <a href="http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/749536/dead-on-arrival-chinese-artists-sculpture-of-ai-weiweis-corpse-freaks-out-a-small-german-town">ArtInfo</a> said.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/dead-ai-weiwei-alarms-german-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Europe Germany China Culture & Lifestyle Weird Wide Web Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:17:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5680176 at http://www.globalpost.com China: Ai Weiwei pays $1.3m to appeal tax bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111115/china-ai-weiwei-pays-13m-appeal-tax-bill <p> The artist said he had little hope the appeal would be successful, but pledged to continue the fight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111115/china-ai-weiwei-pays-13m-appeal-tax-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei China Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5681362 at http://www.globalpost.com Top 11 people who rocked 2011 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/111214/top-11-2011-angela-merkel-ai-weiwei-drones-aung-san-suu-kyi <p> BOSTON &mdash; From Mohamed Bouazizi, who gave his life when he started the Arab Spring, to Angela Merkel, who made waves largely by her inaction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/111214/top-11-2011-angela-merkel-ai-weiwei-drones-aung-san-suu-kyi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ai Weiwei Angela Merkel Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Myanmar Occupy Wall Street Occupy World Osama bin Laden Regions World Leaders Conflict Zones Debt Crisis Brazil Germany China Middle East India Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5684287 at http://www.globalpost.com Ai Weiwei's $2.4M tax fine to be reviewed by China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120106/china-review-tax-fine-artist-ai-weiwei <p> &quot;They have two months to review the case. If we are not satisfied with the results, we can bring the case to court.&quot; &ndash; lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120106/china-review-tax-fine-artist-ai-weiwei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Politics China Culture & Lifestyle Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5686214 at http://www.globalpost.com Ai Weiwei sleeps like a log http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/ai-weiwei-webcams-china-art It shouldn't come as a shock that Ai Weiwei is an artistic genius. After all, that's essentially why he was thrown in prison by Chinese authorities last year. But his latest project is a truly shining example of his prowess. Turning the concept of surveillance on its head, the acclaimed Chinese dissident has set up four live webcams in his home...<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/ai-weiwei-webcams-china-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Chatter China Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:52:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5699069 at http://www.globalpost.com Ai Weiwei's new music video, 'Dumbass,' is a little dark, and a lot awesome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/ai-weiwei-new-music-video-dumbass-little-dark-and-lot-awesome The famous (or infamous?) Chinese artist and activist has released a new song and music video called "Dumbass."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/ai-weiwei-new-music-video-dumbass-little-dark-and-lot-awesome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ai Weiwei Psy Quick Click Entertainment Quick Click China South Korea Wed, 22 May 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5843861 at http://www.globalpost.com